Our Place in the Web of Life
- Wednesdays, May 31, June 14, 28 and July 12, from 1:00-3:00 pm
- Facilitated by Joyce Budai, Maj-Britt Eagle, and Sally Marquis
- Sign up in the foyer
UU Santa Fe's adult faith development and environment groups offer "Our Place in the Web of Life," an introduction to environmental justice that links issues of sustainability with social justice issues. Curriculum co-developer Dr. Mark Hicks states, "We want to help congregations not simply talk about injustice, but to learn new practices that bring about the kind of world that UUs dream about all the time.”
This highly engaging five-session class invites participants to look deeply at how the consequences of their actions on people and the environment ripple out from their neighborhood in ever-widening circles across the U.S. and world. Through film, music, research, mapping, ethical reflection, meditation, and ritual, participants wrestle with what it means to be faithfully and justly part of an interconnected community of life.
Classes are highly participatory and cumulative, so consistent attendance is critical. We will meet in the committee room.
Please join us in this transformative learning experience! Space is limited, so please email Emily Carroll to sign up: email@example.com. There is a $10 suggested materials fee, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you need childcare, we will strive to provide it for a small additional fee. Questions? Please email Emily firstname.lastname@example.org
No-Fear Facilitation Workshop
- Saturday mornings 10am-12noon, June 3, 10 and 17 UU Santa Fe Library
- Co-Facilitated by Jill Cowley and Sherry Kraemer
Have you thought of initiating an adult explorations program, covenant group, or other small group activity, but are unsure of the facilitator role? Do you currently facilitate meetings and would like some additional support? Within this three-session workshop on the basics of small group facilitation we will help each other increase our confidence and comfort with the facilitator/co-facilitator role. The workshop will be interactive, supportive, and playful! You’ll be able to apply these basic skills to adult exploration programs, committee meetings, and other small groups. Facilitation is a practical and spiritual activity, and is a good way to encourage the UU Santa Fe Covenant of Right Relations. No experience necessary.
- Session 1 – QUALITIES includes: facilitation objectives, group mood and process, group covenant
- Session 2 – PROCESSES includes: preparation, agenda, recording, managing discussion, handouts
- Session 3 – CHALLENGES and LOGISTICS includes: encouraging equal opportunities for sharing, managing conflict, balancing outcomes and flexibility, and initiating a program.